Your #Aphorism of the Day: science is right to thicken the ice…

If science tends to thicken the crust of ice on which, as it were, we are skating, it is all right. If it tries to find, or professes to have found, the solid ground at the bottom of the water, it is all wrong. Samuel Butler (II) Welcome to Zena’s …

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Your #Aphorism of the Day: comedy catches life…

In merciless and rollicking comedy life is caught in the act. George Santayana Welcome to Zena’s aphorism month! Read more about why I’m celebrating aphorisms (as well as five facts you really should know about aphorisms): here.

Your #Aphorism of the Day: the secret code of women…

In mixed company, women practice a sort of visual shorthand, which, later, they will laboriously and at great length decode in the company of other women. Malcolm de Chazal Welcome to Zena’s aphorism month! Read more about why I’m celebrating aphorisms (as well as five facts you really should know …

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Your #Aphorism of the Day: life attacks the universe…

Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the universe. Alfred North Whitehead Welcome to Zena’s aphorism month! Read more about why I’m celebrating aphorisms (as well as five facts you really should know about aphorisms): here.

Your #Aphorism of the Day: can’t put it into words…

I have drawn from the well of language many a thought which I do not have and which I could not put into words. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg Welcome to Zena’s aphorism month! Read more about why I’m celebrating aphorisms (as well as five facts you really should know about aphorisms): …

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Your #Aphorism of the Day: arranging meaning…

Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have a different effect. Blaise Pascal Welcome to Zena’s aphorism month! Read more about why I’m celebrating aphorisms (as well as five facts you really should know about aphorisms): here.

Gotta love a good #aphorism – they’re literary genius for the time-poor!

Five facts you really should know about aphorisms… I love aphorisms (however, please note: this is not one of the five facts you really should know about them). They’re succinct summations of observation that make you think and sometimes see the world in a different light. Seeing life a different …

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